Nurturing Research Practice with Anne Boddington & Pratap Rughani Thu 30 Jan 2020

From 3 – 5 pm, W224 PARC Research Centre, London College of Communication.
We are very excited to have REF Panel Chair, Professor Anne Boddington coming to speak to LCC staff about research on January 30th. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and drinks.
Anne Boddington is the chair of the REF2021 Sub Panel for Art & DesignHistory, Practice & Theory, as well as Professor of Design Innovation and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Business & Innovation at Kingston University in London. She has offered to present her thoughts on research (especially practice research) and explore questions and ideas in an extended Q&A/discussion. Anne has a particular interest in academic and research leadership, the future of research in the Arts and extensive experience of the REF. Anne is in discussion with LCC’s REF Panel Chair Professor Pratap Rughani.
All staff are welcome, but of special interest to those on the research pathway or interested in joining it. Booking essential.

The Forgiveness Project’s Annual Lecture 12 November 2019

The Forgiveness Project founder Marina Cantacuzino, will mark the 15th anniversary of The Forgiveness Project. The Forgiveness Project collects and shares stories from both victims/survivors and perpetrators of crime and conflict who have rebuilt their lives following hurt and trauma.

The evening will be chaired by award-winning documentary filmmaker and Professor at the University of the Arts in London, Pratāp Rughani. Tuesday, 12th November 2019 at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR. Book here.

Kubrick: Designing Worlds Conference at The Design Museum, London 13 & 14 September 2019.

“Explore the legacy of Stanley Kubrick and his impact on design in this symposium from leading designers and theorists including Chris Baker, Howard Berry and A Clockwork Orange designer Milena Canonero.  

Professor Rughani will deliver a paper and screening: Kubrick’s Lens:  how fake news designs conflict Bakala Auditorium 12:00 – 13:00  Panel 5: Imaging Conflict, Chloe Dewe Matthews, chaired by Paul Goodwin.

This two-day symposium will explore the legacy of Stanley Kubrick’s films and their impact on design. Drawing on the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at the Design Museum and the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the Archives and Special Collections Centre, UAL, this symposium aims to illuminate discussions around the practices that underpin film production, extending the range of engaged disciplines beyond the screen towards the design of imagined worlds and virtual reality. “

Book here.

Visible Evidence XXVI 24 – 28 July 2019

Visible Evidence, the international conference on documentary film and media, will convene for its 26th year at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California July 24-28, 2019.

28 July 11 – 12:45 SCA 204 in the session The Ethics and Politics of New Documentary Technologies Professor Rughani presents a paper: Testing Documentary Ethics in Research and Making:  An Online Tool for Learning and Teaching.

One World Media Awards 2019

One World Media’s mission is to support strong, vibrant and independent media coverage on developing countries that empowers citizens, promotes justice and creates social impact.

Dr Rughani is one of this year’s judges for the Television Documentary Award category for a factual journalistic programme broadcast on television or online, either standalone or one episode from a series, that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the developing world.

Finalists announced at the end of April, Awards Ceremony 17 June.

The One World Media Awards span 15 categories, celebrating work from all media platforms and across a wide range of genres.

UAL Research Fortnight 2019 Launch Event Monday 4 March 2019 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Rootstein Hopkins Space (East)
20 John Princes St W1G 0BJ

Monday 4 March 2019 6.30pm – 8.30pm

The UAL Creative Actions and Environment Displacement research group; Professor Lucy OrtaDavid CrossHannah Entwisle Chapuisat, and Professor Oriana Baddeley will form a panel and Q&A session following Professor Kaelin’s Keynote, Chaired by Dr Pratap Rughani, Associate Dean of Research London College of Communication.



Ethics for Making: a space for students, teachers and makers to explore ethics in creative arts practice

Watch this short introduction to the test website Ethics for Making, in development to help with your ethical decision-making in research, and in your practice. It uses the example of a documentary film Justine, but the ethical concerns discussed are applicable across all sectors of practice.


Education in Progress exhibition 4 – 21 March 19 UAL Research Fortnight

Ethics of Making, an online space for students, teachers and makers to explore ethics in creative arts practice developed by Dr Rughani, was featured in the Education in Progress exhibition in the Lower Street Gallery at London College of Communication, as part of UAL Research Fortnight in March.

Education in Progress


LCC Research Fortnight: Holocaust Research and Creative Practice 11 Mar 2019

Dr Pratap Rughani, Associate Dean of Research, LCC, will chair this panel discussion, part of Research Fortnight.
Panel members will give a brief presentation on their own research and practice and its connections with the Holocaust.

Monday 11 March 2019 6 – 8pm
Lecture Theatre C
London College of Communication
Free and open to all, but please book on Eventbrite.

As researchers, writers and creative practitioners why do we choose to make work in the aftermath of atrocity? Is there a potential for the creative process and its artefacts to enable human connection when it is all but lost or destroyed? How do we engage with the issue of ethics in researching, writing and making post-atrocity artefacts from the remnants of dark periods in history?